Remembering Veterans with Disabilities

Today is Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day, celebrated on November 11th every year, honours the sacrifice of soldiers who have fought to protect Canada. Canadians pause in a moment of silence at 11:00 A.M. to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada in times of war. In this moment of silence, people often remember soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for their country. In addition to these brave men and women, we should also spend some moments remembering veterans with disabilities.

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https://aoda.ca/remembering-veterans-with-disabilities/

2Gether-International is Creating an Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

UNITED STATES: For 2Gether-International founder Diego Mariscal, disabilities and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand. “From the moment we wake up, we have to figure out how to get dressed, how to get from one place to the next, how to communicate, and that’s inherently an entrepreneurship skill,” Mariscal said.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/2gether-international-is-creating-an-accelerator-program-for-entrepreneurs-with-disabilities/

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: Khouri and Khouri vs. Virgin Mobile Canada

The Complainants, Roger Khouri and Francois Khouri, are brothers, and are mobile phone customers of the Respondent, Virgin Mobile Canada (Virgin Mobile), a brand operated by Bell Mobility Inc. Both Roger Khouri and Francois Khouri are legally blind and are unable to read printed material. Fran├žois has been a Virgin Mobile customer since February of 2014, and Roger since June of 2015.

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https://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/decisions/en/item/423804/index.do

Accessibility News November 9,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 7 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Accessibility Advocate David Lepofsky Urging People to Highlight Access Deficiencies

Accessibility advocate David Lepofsky came to Essex Tuesday to promote a Twitter campaign aimed at affecting change by identifying barriers to mobility for the disabled.

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https://aoda.ca/accessibility-advocate-david-lepofsky-urging-people-to-highlight-access-deficiencies/

Next Government ‘Must Tackle Dangerous Shortage of Accessible Homes’

The next government should make all new homes accessible and adaptable, according to a coalition of housing and charity groups.

The organisation, which has called itself Housing Made for Everyone (HoME), includes Age UK, Riba (Royal Institute of British Architects), Disability Rights UK, the National Housing Federation, and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/next-government-must-tackle-dangerous-shortage-of-accessible-homes/

Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities

Lyft’s new Jobs Access Program is aimed at easing transportation concerns for people with disabilities and other groups as they seek employment.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/lyft-offering-rides-to-job-seekers-with-disabilities/

Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on Needed Improvements to the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard

Today we are making public a draft of our proposed brief to Ontario’s Information and Communication Standards Development Committee. We want your input. We set that brief out below. It is very detailed.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/send-us-your-feedback-on-the-aoda-alliances-draft-brief-to-the-information-and-communication-standards-development-committee-on-needed-improvements-to-the-2011-information-and-communication-accessib/

British Columbians Pack Meeting to Help Develop Accessibility Law

Thousands of disabled British Columbians are contributing ideas for legislation to make the province more accessible, including a large group that packed into a community meeting Saturday in Vancouver.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/british-columbians-pack-meeting-to-help-develop-accessibility-law/

Advocate Says New Parkade at Halifax Hospital Will Reduce Accessibility

HALIFAX — The decision to spend millions to construct a new parking garage at a Halifax hospital is being met with some concern.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocate-says-new-parkade-at-halifax-hospital-will-reduce-accessibility/